Shortly after we go married, I decided to tackle furniture re-dos. My first project? Two wing chairs, that I reupholstered to look like this:
After a couple of years I decided that I liked blues and greens better than red for our living room, but I didn't really want to get rid of those chairs. I had put a lot of time put into recovering them, and they were my first projects. Plus, I wasn't about to recover them. I began scouring catalogs for a blue color that could go with the red. I finally found the color combo I was looking for in a Pottery Barn catalog. Perfect! We were temporarily living in a small apartment at the time, so I was refraining from major home decor projects. But, pillows were an easy enough change.
I found a tablecloth at Target, the perfect shade of blue, and made two Pottery Barn knock-off pillows out of it:
|My mother-in-law helped with the button and tab.|
Since making those pillows I've wanted a pillow for the red chair that would somehow tie my red and blue together. I came up with this:
The main fabric is the same material I used for the drapes in the family room, and then I used pieces of the red (from the wing chair) and blue (throw pillows) for the flowers. I love the feminine touch that it gives to the family room.
|My pillow's new home|